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Old 12-01-2007, 05:25 PM
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A teaser . . .

Teaser . . .





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t-70 wheel?
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Всё правилно, взамен макетовых частей МиниАрта, для и танких и новый Суки.

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Всё правилно, взамен макетовых частей МиниАрта, для и танких и новый Суки.
Hello!?
http://www.planetarmor.com/forums/sh...76&postcount=8

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Old 12-02-2007, 01:02 AM
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Okay, James --- he's right, it's a wheel for the T-70M or SU-76.
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This was on E-bay- not sure but I think it maybe related?
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Nice job on the wheel Scott.

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Old 12-02-2007, 03:28 AM
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James, that's a T-70 so it's related.

Thanks Laz. The top drawing is AutoCAD, which I know well and love. The lower is from SolidWorks, quite a different animal, and a challenge to learn.

For those not aware, the MiniArt kits have issues. They are exquisitely moulded and fit perfectly, but there are problems with the running gear in all of their T-70s and T-80 and it is reasonable to expect these problems will also be shared with the SU-76 and Ya-12.

The tracks are the correct width and pitch, but the guide teeth are too close together. They are set for the T-60 and early T-70, which used a narrower track (260mm) with a shorter pitch and a thinner roadwheel (104mm). The later T-70 and subsequent vehicles had a wider track (300mm) and thicker roadwheels (130mm).

The roadwheels also have issues. Firstly, they are not thick enough, but there is nothing for it without completely replacing the track. It seems extravagant to spend $40 on a set of tracks for a $20 model, assuming that aftermarket tracks become available. The MiniArt tracks look pretty nice as they are, so we'll pretend we don't know about the width issue. (The difference is less that .030" in 1/35 scale.)
Secondly, they are the wrong profile. The center of the wheel should be a uniform curve, as shown here, rather than squashed as in the kit. The hub is also the wrong profile.

Finally, and most obvious, the wheels lack the raised ring at the edge of the metal part. Since the wheel was aluminum, this was usually bright bare metal from the friction of the guide teeth, much like the PzKpfw II.



These wheels are a drop-in replacement for the kit wheels, and will be available in the new year. More to follow . . .

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Under what company are the wheels going to be made?

and there is a set of resin tracks for the t-70(base) already made and been on the market for some time now.

What I'm understanding is that you are also going to do a drive sprocket for the T-70?

James that a nice photo as there's a T-34 on the background and got German marking but the crew is Russian. So maybe it was made to fool Germans?
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Under what company are the wheels going to be made?
I cannot say.

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. . . and there is a set of resin tracks for the t-70 (base) already made and been on the market for some time now.
MasterClub have tracks advertised for T-60/T-70, T-70M and SU-76. The T-70M tracks are about $20, but their distributor in USA doesn't even have them listed. They have to come from Russia, which means delay and postage. Fruil have tracks advertised, too. The question is, are these for the (horrible) TechMod kit? Are the Suka tracks designed for the (equally horrible) ALAN kit? If so, they won't take a 130mm roadwheel.

If you have a set, perhaps you can tell me, are the guide teeth .15" apart (3,74mm)? If so, then they will accept roadwheels of the corrrect width. That said, I still don't like the idea of forcing people to buy aftermarket tracks, tracks that may or may not be available.

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What I'm understanding is that you are also going to do a drive sprocket for the T-70?
I didn't say anything about the drive sprocket. The MiniArt drive sprocket is the correct size and shape for the T-70M and SU-76. The teeth could be thinner, but they fit the tracks fine.

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